Hey there,

you may not know me, but I’ve written this letter specifically for you. Yes, you. I know you’re feeling pretty down right now and that your current situation makes the world seem like a shitty gutter full of misery.

So I decided to sit down and write you a good ol’ fashioned motivational letter. No deep profound thoughts, no life contemplation, just straight pure energy to jumpstart you back to beast mode.

I’m not here to tell you to love yourself and that everything is going to be okay, you already know that. But despite knowing it, you still feel shitty.

I’m here to tell you to get up out of that gutter. I’m here to tell you to wipe the tears off, I’m writing this to tell you it’s time to toughen up. That’s not to say you’re not already tough or that what you’re feeling is not normal. But you’ve worried enough. You’ve regretted enough. You’ve felt scared enough and it’s time to change.

Things didn’t turn out the way that you thought they would. FACE IT! There’s nothing you can do about it at this point, so stop stressing over the things you can’t change. Yes, you probably should’ve done some things differently but you didn’t.

You know the infamous Rocky quote? “You, Me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

Think about that for a moment; everyone can throw punches from a position of strength. It’s easy to keep a positive mind and keep hustling when you’re in power. But when your chips are down when you’re shit out of luck, broke, beaten, and battered, your mind easily warps in an opposite direction.

If it were easy, everybody would do it. It’s easy to be happy when you wake up on the right side of the bed. But you know too well that those days are scarce. For a majority of us, most of our time is spent walking the tightrope to the next problem.

This letter isn’t written from a position of power. I was in the same position you are in now. I felt down on my luck, really shitty with no way out of sight. But the only way you’ll be able to find a solution is to slap yourself into focus. Your mindset controls your outcome so get those thoughts out of your head.

The only way to break the cycle is not letting your current situation affect your state of mind. As a matter of fact, when your life is at its lowest, your mind needs to be at its strongest for you to be able to climb back on top.

Life can be pure beauty. Life can be truly amazing. Keep pushing and struggling until you get yourself up, stand straight up and look life straight in the face. You are strong and deserve the best so get yourself up stop moping around and be happy once again like I have seen you can be! You are the most amazing person I know because you are me and yes I’m writing this letter to myself.

Sincerely yours,